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Back And Forth Release New Song “The Poor Souls,” Donations To Benefit Injured Crosscheck Drummer

New Jersey hardcore favorites Back And Forth have posted a previously-unreleased song called “The Poor Souls” along with a music video. You can watch the video below and download the track via Bandcamp here. The song comes from the band’s lost Setting Sail EP, which was recorded last year. All Bandcamp donations from the song will benefit Tom […]

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REVIEW: Well Kept Things – ‘Homegrown’

Artist: Well Kept Things Album: Homegrown Label: Antique Records Genre: Pop Punk, Indie Few will deny that the onset of the digital age has drastically altered the musical landscape. Listeners are now more connected than ever, and the internet has become a revolving door of undiscovered talent, offering around the clock exposure to artists that […]

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Goodbye Tiger – ‘The Pixelated Soul’

When four personalities cross paths and take a major leap in stepping away from the usual routine of building a musical style from the ground up, something truly magical can be born. This can be the case for New Jersey’s up-and-coming experimental outfit Goodbye Tiger. After releasing their debut EP, Who Do You Call Home?, […]


Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs […]


Skate And Surf Festival Confirms First Artist For 2015 Edition

We love Skate and Surf Festival here at UTG, and we’re eagerly anticipating details on next year’s edition of the fest. Today, the people behind the festival have revealed the first artist playing in 2015: Dropkick Murphys. Presumably one of the headliners, Dropkick Murphys are a big acquisition for the New Jersey punk music festival; this year […]

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REVIEW: The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Get Hurt’

Artist: The Gaslight Anthem Album: Get Hurt Genre: Alternative Rock Label: Island If you spend too much time attempting to vivisect the songs that make up The Gaslight Anthem’s fifth album, Get Hurt, you may very well miss it entirely. As listeners, we are used to the blue collar, Americana themes presented by the act, […]


LISTEN: Prawn – “Thalassa”

There has always been something incredibly entrancing about Prawn’s tones. They are soft, bright, full of reverb and textures, all while consistently creating a crunch of dynamic sound when needed. Following this contrast of wavelike statics in their sound, the band has released their newest track, “Thalassa,” from their upcoming full-length Kingfisher. Beginning like a […]

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Watch Real Estate Debut New Song “White Light” and Cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

It’s been quite a year for New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate. Not only did they put out an excellent new album, Atlas, but they announced a new live EP, shared US tour dates, and taught us how to play “Crime” on guitar. Naturally the next step was to stop by La Blogothèque for a dependably breathtaking live session. […]

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REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’

Artist: Sharon Van Etten Album: Are We There Genre: Folk Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten is a rarity among musicians. The New Jersey native will step onstage and squabble with her three-piece backing band, combining nervous jokes with a half-snort laugh that would probably get a kid bullied in middle school. She’s a bit […]

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UTG’s Must-See Acts At Skate And Surf 2014

Festival season is quickly approaching and we here at Under The Gun are thoroughly excited about it. The closest festival in our sight is Skate and Surf 2014. It is once again being held in Asbury Park, NJ right on the oceanfront and we are scheduled to be bringing you some great video interviews from […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Brand New @ Starland Ballroom

To some extent, I’ve always thought that Brand New was just a tad overrated. Sure, they put out two of my favorite records of all time and I love just about all of their output as a band, but there’s something odd about the way that their fans fawn over them unconditionally despite years of […]


STREAM: Saves the Day – “Ring Pop”

Iconic Jersey pop-punk band Saves the Day released a new song today named “Ring Pop.” The lyric video is courtesy of AltPress, and it consists of lyrics actually handwritten by singer Chris Conley. “Ring Pop” is an undoubtedly catchy love song, and really harkens back to a more classic Saves the Day sound. This is […]